31 - Matt Collins
Matt Collins
Born: 09/20/1980
Height: 5-9
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vincennes, Ind.
High School: Lincoln
Position: Fullback
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Two-year returning starter at fullback...team's primary blocking back...one of the strongest players on the squad (525 squat, 360 bench)...has been clocked at 4.97 in the 40...2001: Played in all 10 games...finished as the team's third-leading rusher with 160 yards on 39 carries...tied for seventh on the team in pass receptions...gained a career-high 41 yards on seven carries and scored a pair of touchdowns against Duquesne...scored Butler's first touchdown on a three-yard run in a win over Albion...recorded three tackles on special teams...earned second team PFL Academic All-Conference honors...2000: Made the switch from linebacker to fullback and played in all 10 games...tied for third on the team in rushing with 86 yards on 18 carries...had seven pass receptions for 46 yards...chalked up five tackles on special teams play...scored a touchdown on a three-yard run against Drake...named to the Butler Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll...1999: Played in two junior varsity games...Personal: Secondary education major...born 9/20/80...son of Ritch and Kari Collins...High School: Two-time HM All-State linebacker...named prep squad's "Defensive Player of the Year" as a senior...two-year all-conference and all-area performer...had over 100 tackles for three straight years...helped prep squad to two conference titles, two sectional championships and one regional crown...High School Coach: Mike Hidde.